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his ideas for reform of the immigration system. >> president obama took air force one out to nevada yesterday for the first trip of his second term to talk immigration reform. in a big high school auditorium filled with people chanting to "yes, it's possible." president obama essentially said he's glad a bipartisan group of eight u.s. senators has come together to put the ideas they share into an immigration reform bill that president obama didn't exactly endorse the bill because it hasn't actually been written yet. something the president did say, though, is that a top priority needs to be giving illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship. >> we have to deal with the 11 million individuals who are here illegally. we all agree that these men and women should have to earn their way to citizenship. but for comprehensive immigration reform to work, it must be clear from the outset that there is a pathway to citizenship. >> the president also said that citizens shouldn't have to wait years for their families to join them here in the states, and that is where the differences between the pre
illegal immigrants 20 years from now. >> president obama gave a speech about immigration reform at american university in nl july of 2009 and listened to the speech. at the time, he had a democratic house and a democrat senate. why would he not take advantage and do immigration reform? is it because you can't move multiple bills through congress you? can't eat and chew gum at the same time? or wasn't his heart in it? >> he promised immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and he led off with obamacare and that took all the oxygen out of the room. >> couldn't he do both? >> obamacare took the whole year, the place was divided and bitter. and all the political capital he had in that first year of his presidency, he picked the most divisive issue he could find, rather than bringing us together, he passed a bill on party-line votes, corn husker kickback, louisiana purchase, behind closed door, not one republican voted for it in the senate, if he focused on comprehensive immigration reform in a bipartisan fashion, it would have been done in 2009. >> couldn't they have b
was this president. >> bill: why is the american president so infatuated with barack obama and hillary clinton? and later, will republicans spearhead reform? we're coming right back. >> he said he could concentrate on the relationship between formal rivals now partners or could concentrate on substance, foreign policy. she'd just testified on the hill spent hours testifying and he didn't think he was going to be able to advance that strism he chose to concentrate on another... >> bill: do you think that was a wise decision? >> well, i'm not terribly interested in their relationship. >> bill: did you know the world was a complicated and dangerous place? >> i suspected it was, yes. >> bill: how about you, miss quinn? did you know how complicated and dangerous it was? >> that is not what i came away with. i came away with the question why would he want to do this and why would he want to do it with hillary. i think probably the worst keep secret in washington is that hillary clinton and the state department do not make policy. tom donnell and national security advisor and his team make the policy
with barack obama and hillary clinton? we will try to find that out. later big immigration debated will republicans spearhead reform to try to get on the right side of hispanic voters. we're coming right back. >> bill: joining us from washington sally quinn. editor of "the washington post" on faith section. judith miller fox news analyst. i understand you just talked to steve kroft, correct? >> i did. >> bill: he said? >> he said the only constraint on that interview, there were no conditions, even though the white house approached him, the only limitation was one of time he said he knew he only had 30 minutes. he could concentrate either on relationship between former rivals and now partners and now admirers on each other or he could concentrate on foreign policy. she had just testified on the hill. spent hours testifying. he didn't think he was going to be able to advance that story so he chose to concentrate on the relationship. >> bill: do you think that was wise decision in hindsight after looking at the interview. >> i'm not interested in their relationship. >> did you know t
. i don't need a lecture from barack obama about bipartisanship. he was never very good at it in the senate. if you speak tomorrow about immigration reform, i hope you don't suggest you're going to take a pathway to citizenship and delink it from the border. and if you do, you know what will happen, 20 million illegal immigrants years from now. >> greta: in 2009 i listened to the speech and at the time a democratic house and democratic senate. why would he not take time for immigration reform. because you can't move multiple bills through congress and eat and chew gum at the same time or wasn't his heart in it. >> in 2008 he promised immigration reform in the first year of his presidency and led off with obamacare and that took all the oxygen out of the room. >> greta: he can't do both? >> by the time obamacare was done, took the whole year and the place was divided and bitter. and all the political capital we had in that first year of his presidency, he picked the most divisive issue he could find, rather than bringing us together. he passed a bill on party line votes,
ultimately polarize and lead to more gridlock. mr. obama ignored this issue at his first term and some say now he really wants to make it part of his legacy and get serious and get real reforms. there is also worry that this could become ongoing fight and it becomes a political wedge for republicans and immigrants and senate would be orchestrating that. marco rubio signed on to big comprehensive reform plan this week. that's a big change for him. he spent much of last year warning republicans to do the whole comprehensive reform ran the possibility of collapsing under it own weight. he wanted to do smaller bite sized pieces of it and change to do this. >> picture thing. it's all speculation. i want to wait until this clarify itself on what exactly they are going to talk about specifically and krauthammer and i laid it out last night. real quick, rosen, egypt, military coup, throw out the islamic brotherhood over there? >> there was a warming over the weekend from one of the top generals in the egyptian military to the effect that collapse of the government could be near. people who are cha
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